Each year, 30-50 students write a senior essay in economics. Of these, 10-15 are nominated for a prize by both the student's advisor and a second reader. These nominated essays are posted below with the permission of the authors.
A committee comprised of faculty members from the Department of Economics reads and selects the prize winning essays:
The Charles Heber Dickerman Memorial Prize
Awarded to the best departmental essay.
The Ronald Meltzer/Cornelia Awdziewicz Economic Award
Awarded to one or two other outstanding senior essays.
The Ellington Prize
Awarded to the best departmental essay in the field of finance.